Fundraising Workshop in Kampala, Uganda April 16th

GlobalGiving is hosting an in-person, online fundraising workshop in Kampala, Uganda on April 16th and we want you to attend!

 

As our permanent office is in Washington, DC, we are only able to offer these events once every two years so be sure you don't miss it!

 

GlobalGiving is an online marketplace for organizations all around the world to share their stories and connect with donors and companies globally. We work to help organizations thrive by providing training, consultations, structured campaigns, and online tools for their fundraising. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has helped hundreds of organizations raise more than $160 millionLearn more about the GlobalGiving and the benefits of being a partner.

 

Join us for an in-person event where we will discuss: 

  • Discover Online Fundraising and how YOU can be apart of the movement;
  • Develop your identity and maximize your network;
  • Explore how GlobalGiving can boost your fundraising success!

2nd Appeal by the Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas and Territories Consortium on Uvinje’s Tenure Rights

Hello Kabissa Friends,

As part of my research in environmental governance within and around Saadani National Park (SNP), I did cartographic and institutional analyses showing Tanzania National Parks Authority's (TANAPA) approach to unilaterally gazette the land of the small village of Uvinje as park of SNP.

ELECTION MUSINGS

Hello Kabissa Family, it’s been quite a while.

The current events leading up to the Nigerian elections have kept me thinking a lot of the next generation of Africans because they do not seem to be learning form the mistakes and foolishness of my generation and beyond.

Election propaganda #Nigerianelections has remained basically the same; inflammatory and inciting, this is quite pathetic.

Projekthope to train Nigerian journalists to report gender and sexuality

The Canada Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI), a development fund of the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria is partnering with Projekthope, an NGO involved in capacity training of journalists to implement series of development projects for the purpose of enhancing the skills and capacity of reporters to report on gender and sexuality with more precision.

The project involves skills training in both Lagos and Abuja, newsroom audit of reporters attitude to covering sexuality and publication of a resource guide book to support the work of reporters covering the beat.

2015 Funding Opportunity with GlobalGiving for African NGOs

Attention Kabissa Community! GlobalGiving seeks innovative and inspiring NGOs working in Africa to join our March Open Challenge.
 
Submit your application to be considered for this exciting Crowdfunding opportunity.

 

Submit an application.

Post a project.

Promote your project and receive donations.

Fund your important work.

 

This promises to be our most exciting Open Challenges ever. Why?

  • $10,000 in matching funds are available - and we'll match donations at 20% on bonus day!
  • $6,000 in prize funds will be award at the end of the Challenge
  • 12 days to mobilize your donor network and attract new supporters - and GlobalGiving will be there to support you every step of the way.

 

What is the Open Challenge?

The Open Challenge is a great opportunity to join the GlobalGiving community. During this first campaign you expose your donors to online fundraising and using the GlobalGiving platform. You get to learn all about GlobalGiving's great features and get to know the GlobalGiving Team. Not only that, but it is an excellent opportunity to grow your base of supporters through a unique campaign atmosphere.

 

Want to learn the top 11 tips for successul Crowdfunding? Check out our free guide, The CrowdFundamentals.

 

How does it work?

The Open Challenge happens during a specific period of time. During that time, participating organizations must raise at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors in order to secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform. Organizations will reach out to their donors and contacts in order to reach those thresholds and GlobalGiving is here to help with trainings and advice! 

 

What bonus prizes and matching funds are available?

  1. Most Funds Raised Prizes: At the conclusion of the Challenge, the project with the most funds raised during the Challenge will receive $3,000. The organization with the second most funds raised will receive $2,000 and the organization with the third most funds raised will receive $1,000.
  2. Most Unique Donors Prize: At the conclusion of the Challenge, the project with the most unique donors during the Open Challenge will receive $2,000.
  3. Bonus Day: During the Open Challenge, GlobalGiving will have one Bonus Day during which GlobalGiving will be matching online donations between $25 and $1,000 at 20%, starting at 9am EST. There will be $10,000 available for matching. The March 2015 Open Challenge Bonus Day will be on March 18th.

 

What are the benefits of being a GlobalGiving permanent partner

  • Donor Management Tools: When fundraising online, donor relationships are crucial. GlobalGiving provides you with many tools to update your donors and build those relationships. Through the donation manager you are able to see all of your donations in real-time and send personalized thank you emails immediately. The project reports you write are emailed to all of your donors at a time you choose and are posted to your project page for future donors to read. We even offer donors options to fundraise directly for your project through fundraiser pages. For example, if one of your donors is running a marathon or getting married, they can use GlobalGiving tools to create personalized pages for them to raise funds for you.
  • US donor tax deductibility: All donations made through GlobalGiving are tax deductible for US taxpayers, even if your organization is based outside of the US. We handle all tax receipts for donors and provide them with annual receipts.
  • Corporate partnerships: Each year, GlobalGiving works with 60+ companies around the world to help them with their Corporate Social Responsibility programs. This means that our nonprofit partners benefit from corporate philanthropy by being on our site. We also manage cause marketing campaigns for companies, resulting in more than $500,000 in funds going to our partners through different campaigns. 
  • Fundraising training and resources: GlobalGiving offers many training opportunities for you to learn more about online fundraising and how to be successful on GlobalGiving. We have one-on-one support to provide suggestions and advice for your fundraising.

 

Start your application today and we'll help you get ready for the March Challenge.

Wanted: New ways to communicate about global poverty

Take a moment and think about how you most often hear development work portrayed in the public discourse? Two divergent narratives come to my mind.

First, international aid is unashamedly tied to foreign policy objectives, money is wasted, and day-to-day aid work is challenging, if not futile. The narrative goes something like this: So-and-so country is poor or vulnerable. Rich countries try to help them. So-and-so is still poor and vulnerable.

On the other hand, according to many NGOs and international agencies, our day-to-day work in the development sector is instantly transformative, not to mention selfless. The narrative goes something like this: So-and-so person is poor or vulnerable. We [the organization] helps so-and-so. So-and-so is not poor anymore.

That’s a pretty polarizing view of anti-poverty and development work – all good or all bad. People working on the ground know that neither is an accurate picture of reality. And this reality is harder and harder for communications staff and the media to ignore.

Illustration from "The Barefoot Guide To Working With Organisations And Social Change" www.barefootguide.org
Illustration from "The Barefoot Guide To Working With Organisations And Social Change" www.barefootguide.org

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